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Ralph Acampora

Ralph Acampora

Formal First Name
Ralph
Nick Name
The Godfather of Technical Analysis

Ralph Acampora is the Head of Technical and Market Analysis at Altaira. He has over 50 years of experience in institutional investment advisory with top global firms. A pioneer in the development of market analytics, Acampora is world-renowned as a market historian and a technical analyst providing unique insights on market timing and related investment strategy issues within the financial industry. He is also a published author, popular lecturer, and a leading international expert consulted by prominent financial experts and journalists around the world.

Professional Experience


Academic History

  • Acampora started on Wall Street in 1967.
  • A recognized Wall Street guru on technical and investment analysis, he is often consulted by leading experts on investments and market trends. 
  • He is the Co-Founder and Past President of the Chartered Market Technicians Association, the official professional organization of technical analysts. 
  • He is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT).
  • He is a trustee on the board of the Security Industry Institute.
  • He is the Founder and the first chairman of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).
  • He is involved in the establishment of the Securities Traders Association University.
  • He is a member of the AWM Investment Committee. 
  • He was a permanent panelist on the very popular TV show, Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser.
  • He has been an instructor at the New York Institute of Finance for close to four decades.
  • He previously served as the NYIF’s Director of Technical Analysis Studies.
  • He has been consistently ranked by Institutional Investor for more than ten years.
  • He is regularly consulted for his opinion on market events by several major business news networks as well as national financial publications.
  • He is often quoted on CNBC and FOX Business.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.